Dec 14, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​The Keepmoat Stadium
DoncasterDoncaster Rovers
LeedsLeeds United

Furman (19'), Stevens (82')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Smith (19'), McCormack (76'), Austin (87')
Pugh (57'), Murphy (81')

Result: Leeds United into playoff spots after Doncaster Rovers win

Matt Smith of Leeds United celebrates scoring during their Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Birmingham City at Elland Road Stadium on October 20, 2013
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Goals from Matt Smith, Ross McCormack and Rodolph Austin at Doncaster Rovers help Leeds United into the Championship playoff spots.

Leeds United swept aside Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium to move into the Championship playoff spots.

The away side were ahead inside 20 minutes when Alex Mowatt's cross was met by Matt Smith, who headed home past keeper Ross Turnbull.

Paul Dickov's team tried to get back on level terms but were repelled by the Leeds defence, with Richie Wellens and Martin Woods seeing their efforts blocked.

Smith almost doubled the visitors' lead moments before the break when he rose highest in the area, but could not keep his header down.

Doncaster went close to an equaliser midway through the second half when Woods's shot from outside the box flew narrowly wide.

Chris Brown tried to find a goal for Rovers moments later, but his effort from the edge of the area was wayward.

Leeds did find a second with 14 minutes remaining thanks to Ross McCormack's 11th goal in seven games, with his close-range shot too good for Turnbull.

With three minutes left, Rodolph Austin netted to guarantee three points for the Elland Road outfit.

The result means Brian McDermott's side are now in the playoff places after Nottingham Forest and Blackpool both dropped points.

Leeds United manager Brian McDermott barks orders from the touchline on September 18, 2013
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